It's Presidents' Day weekend! Parents throughout the Philadelphia area can turn to our events calendar for ways to keep their children learning and engaged over the long weekend ahead. From historical experiences to music to performances, there is something to satisfy everyone in the family.
This weekend features many museums offering free admission for guests on Monday such as the National Constitution Center, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and the National Museum of American Jewish History. Kids interested in history may enjoy learning about colonial times at the Independence Visitors Center or the Betsy Ross House. Or, celebrate George Washington's birthday with the General himself at Valley Forge Historical National Park! Families looking to see a show can get tickets for Walnut Street Theatre's Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude or The Media Theatre's Disney's Cinderella Kids as both shows conclude this weekend.
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Presidents' Day Weekend Fun- Philadelphia, PA
Visit the National Constitution Center for a weekend filled with learning about the Executive branch of office as well as the Judicial and Legislative branches. Admission is free on Monday.
The Early Presidents Galley Tour- Philadelphia, PA
Each of the first six presidents had ties to Philadelphia. Learn about these leaders on a gallery tour at the Second Bank of the United States in Historic Philly.
Saturday, February 18
Bluebird Workshop- Doylestown, PA
Make a one-of-a-kind birdfeeder for feathered friends at Peace Valley Nature Center.
Free Crafts for Kids- King of Prussia, PA
Make a Soaring Superhero puppet at Lakeshore.
Mummers Mardi Gras Parade- Manayunk, PA
Watch the Mummers as they march through Main Street in Manayunk for this family-friendly parade.
Black History Month Handwork Workshop- Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate Black History Month by making a peace dove at The Center for Architecture and Design.
Organ Demonstration- Philadelphia, PA
Listen to the beautiful sounds of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at the Kimmel Center during this monthly demonstration.
Sunday, February 19
George Washington's Birthday Celebration- Washington Crossing, PA
Sing Happy Birthday to our country's first president at Washington Crossing Historic Park.
Family Tours- Philadelphia, PA
Explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art during this family-friendly experience. This month's theme is I ♥ Mythology.
Monday, February 20
Washington's Birthday Party- King of Prussia, PA
Make a tri-corner hat, try on period clothing, and get ready to sing Happy Birthday to our country's first president, George Washington, at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
OrKid Days- Kennett Square, PA
If you missed last month's OrKid Days at Longwood Gardens, here is your chance to see these beautiful flowers while engaging children in a variety of hands-on activities.
Family Day at the National Museum of American Jewish History- Philadelphia, PA
Admission is free to everyone on Family Days which are held throughout the year. Guests can expect to browse the galleries, participate in programming, and experience interactive projects and stories.
Photo courtesy of Valley Forge National Historical Park.